Grilled Watermelon Salad with arugula, blue cheese and pistachios
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5 from 4 votes

The Ultimate Grilled Watermelon Salad

This Grilled Watermelon Salad is absolutely bursting with flavour. Topped with Arugula, Pistachios, Blue Cheese and a Balsamic Glaze, after trying this recipe you won't grill watermelon any other way!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Chris Collins


  • 1 disk Watermelon, approx 3/4 - 1" thick
  • 1 handful Arugula/Rocket
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Pistachios, lightly crushed
  • 1/4 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Balsamic Glaze
  • drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus extra for frying
  • squeeze of Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste


  • In a bowl, combine your arugula/rocket, blue cheese, pistachios, lemon juice, olive oil and seasoning. Place to one side.
  • Using a cup/glass/cookie cutter, shape out 2 circles in the flesh of the watermelon. Pat with a with a paper towel to soak up extra moisture, then lightly brush both sides with oil.
  • Grill over high heat for a few minutes each side, or until black grill marks appear.
  • Sprinkle a little salt on top, then add your arugula salad and finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.



a) Balsamic Glaze - Check out my foolproof Homemade Balsamic Glaze Recipe!
b) Seasoning - Go easy on the seasoning in the salad. Arugula/rocket is already quite peppery and you're also adding salt to the watermelon after it's grilled. Always better to add in more after than overpower it in the beginning!
c) Calories - Based on using 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.8g | Protein: 8.5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 10.9g | Vitamin A: 3400IU | Vitamin C: 73.4mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1.4mg